The original story was published on 25 February 2016. Written by Peter O’Dwyer. To read the complete article, click here.


Emblazoned on banners hung along the city’s main thoroughfare La Rambla are the words: “Liberty, equality, fraternity, and technology for all.”

Exalted company for a few phones and gadgets, you might think — except the banners were hinting at something much bigger.

As a product of the Age of Enlightenment and a guiding principle of the French Revolution, the phrase could hardly have been more appropriate as the modern day technology revolution continues apace.

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